lancer


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lanc·er

 (lăn′sər)
n.
1. A cavalryman armed with a lance.
2. A member of a regiment originally armed with lances.
3. lancers(used with a sing. verb)
a. A kind of quadrille.
b. The music for this dance.

[French lancier, from Old French, maker of lances, from lance, lance; see lance.]

lancer

(ˈlɑːnsə)
n
1. (Military) (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
2. (Military)
a. a member of a regiment retaining such a title
b. (plural; capital when part of a name): the 21st Lancers.

lanc•er

(ˈlæn sər, ˈlɑn-)

n.
a cavalry soldier armed with a lance.
[1580–90; < Middle French lancier. See lance, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lancer - (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lancelancer - (formerly) a cavalryman armed with a lance
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
Translations

lancer

[ˈlɑːnsəʳ] Nlancero m
lancers (= dance) → lanceros mpl

lancer

n (Mil Hist) → Lanzenreiter m, → Ulan m

lancer

[ˈlɑːnsəʳ] n (Mil) → lanciere m
References in classic literature ?
What to that apostolic lancer, Brother Jonathan, is Texas but a Fast-Fish?
Faith, France gave herself to him, like a handsome girl to a lancer, and the Pope and all his cardinals in robes of red and gold come across the Alps on purpose to anoint him before the army and the people, who clap their hands.
A French lancer had speared the young ensign in the leg, who fell, still bravely holding to his flag.
The second squadron of the Lancers shot by, and there was the troop-horse, with his tail like spun silk, his head pulled into his breast, one ear forward and one back, setting the time for all his squadron, his legs going as smoothly as waltz music.
The troop of lancers came up, and one of them who was in advance began shouting to Don Quixote, "Get out of the way, you son of the devil, or these bulls will knock you to pieces
Ah, Mulcahy, you're in good time," he shouted, "We've got the route, and we're off on Thursday for a pic-nic wid the Lancers next door.
Eyes, ears, arms and legs were pierced; every inch of the poor writhing body that did not cover a vital organ became the target of the cruel lancers.
We were placed in line immediately behind the President and the Board of Overseers, and directly afterward the Governor of Massachusetts, escorted by the Lancers, arrived and took his place in the line of march by the side of President Eliot.
In the ballroom, meanwhile, the dancers were being formed into squares for the lancers.
A world in which all those pretty and gracious women dwelt, among the figures of the waltz and the lancers, with chat between about the last instalment of 'The Newcomes,' was good enough world for me; I was only afraid it was too good.
A regiment of Lancers came charging down the Broad Walk, armed with holly-leaves, with which they jog the enemy horribly in passing.
I know I 've made a guy of myself; but Fan insisted on it, for fear you 'd be offended if I did n't go the first dance with you," said Tom, remorsefully, watching Polly as she settled the bow of her crushed sash, which Tom had used as a sort of handle by which to turn and twist her; "I can do the Lancers tip-top; but you won't ever want to dance with me any more," he added, as he began to fan her so violently, that her hair flew about as if in a gale of wind.